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My Doctor Whats To Put Me On Trulicity Injections. Does Anyone Know Anything About Them?

My Doctor Whats To Put Me On Trulicity Injections. Does Anyone Know Anything About Them?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Essentially the same drug as Ozempic that is advertised everywhere.

When you eat a hormone is produced that tells your pancreas that it needs to send out some insulin AND tells the brain "I'm getting full". As soon as the food you ate is digested that hormone goes away.

This is an artificial (version) of that hormone that "hangs around longer". So it make you produce a little more insulin then (natural) which lowers blood sugars further AND because your brain thinks you are "still full" it can help curb your "want to eat" which can lead to some weight loss.

It is a relatively new drug - the entire (class) has been around somewhat less than 10 years (Trulicity has been on the market for about 7 years).

If it works for you it tends to work well.

But being a "new drug" there is obviously no data on "will it keep working" if you need it for 10 or 15 years or will there be longer term side effects that won't show up until someone has been taking it for a dozen years or whatever.

Valid concerns but given that "uncontrolled diabetes" WILL MESS YOU UP for SURE you have to treat the monster you know and not the one that "might be".

posted 10 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I wish they would have worked for me. They didn't. I work at a medical clinic and I hear great things about them. But, they made me throw up. :(

posted 10 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you, I've never heard of them.

posted 10 months ago
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